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MARBLEHEAD — Faculty Committee incumbent Jennifer A. Schaeffner’s loss within the June city election spelled an upset on an evening that noticed Pond Avenue resident Emily L. Barron successful a committee seat and committeewoman Sarah Jane Gold successful reelection.
Board of Selectmen incumbents Jackie Belf-Becker, Moses Grader, Judith R. Jacobi and James E. Nye received re-election with Jacobi topping the ticket with 3,063 votes and board newcomer David Depew acquired 2,507 votes.
In a 12 months dominated COVID-19, Marblehead rallied to fight the virus.
When Peter Jackson acquired a name in July asking him to take part in Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trial, the Marblehead resident didn’t hesitate.
An govt for a subsidiary of healthcare big Johnson & Johnson, Jackson (who was not talking on behalf of his firm) mentioned he had no qualms about leaping headfirst into the biotech big’s vaccine race, the native trials for which might happen proper at Brigham and Ladies’s Hospital in Boston.
The Marblehead Arts Affiliation in November launched a nationwide search — not for something particular, however merely for artwork.
“On this COVID-19 pandemic that has been part of our existence since March, the MAA, like most entities, has needed to battle and be artistic in its efforts not solely to boost funds for its initiatives, however to do initiatives that folks can see. In any case, artwork is a shared expertise,” mentioned govt director Patti Baker.
In different city information:
— A programmable LED signal — situated on Ocean Avenue close to Devereux Seaside — was presumably hacked in August to prominently show the phrases “God is Homosexual” to passing motorists.
— The annual Christmas Stroll targeted on festive occasions and purchasing alternatives was held however with out Santa Claus arriving on a lobster boat.
— Police Officer Timothy Tufts resigned in mid December after being placed on paid administrative go away for allegedly scratching a swastika into the paint of one other officer’s private automobile.
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